Work (1995)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Tragi-comedy  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Turkey   |  
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

In this Turkish tragi-comedy, villagers in Anatolia vie for precious, well-paying jobs working for a British contractor on the construction of a major dam. The trouble is, there are not enough jobs, and vacancies only appear after a worker has died. The tale centers on the humble potter Dervis whose wife, Zeliha nags him into heading out to the dam with the other village workers to await an opening. The impatient potter, tries bribing the officials with various objects, but they have no openings and do not give him a job. Then the workers learn that any openings that do occur are filled by the brothers of the deceased so the company doesn't have to pay indemnity.



bribery, construction, contractor, dam, employer/employee, employment